The concrete pavement on eastbound I-82 between Granger and West Grandview was developing faulting between panels, resulting in a rough ride and accelerated deterioration. The contractor strengthened the eastbound right lane and extended its service life by installing dowel bars in the wheel paths between each concrete panels. The contractor also replaced severely cracked panels and ground the surface to improve traction.
This project provided a smoother roadway and improved traction. Signing, striping, and other basic safety features were also restored.
| Economic Incentive
WSDOT estimates this project supported 55 jobs, which included jobs on the project, jobs producing materials for the project, and other jobs in the local community.
Partnerships & Cooperation
We appreciate the patience and cooperation of Yakima County residents and motorists while crews worked to provide a smoother and safer roadway.
Construction was completed October 2010.
This project is funded through the following sources:
- Federal Funding (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) - $4,600,000
- State Funding (Pre-Existing Funds) - $600,000
- Total Funding Available from All Sources - $5,200,000
For more information about other projects funded by the stimulus package, please visit our American Recovery and Reinvestment page.
Project Engineer, Moe Davari
WSDOT South Central Project Office
1655 Fowler Street
Richland, WA 99352
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